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2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: WSH vs. CBJ, WPG vs. MIN, VGK vs. LAK — Open thread

The first elimination game of 2018 will be contested tonight, whiel the Blue Jackets and Jets attempts to set one up for their next game.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Vegas Golden Knights at Los Angeles Kings Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets lead 2-0

How to watch

Puck Drop: 7:30 PM EDT / 4:30 PM PDT
In Canada: Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet Now (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the USA: NBCSN, NBCSWA, FS-O
Online: Rogers NHL Live/NHL.tv

The Jackets have surprised many people by racing out to a 2-0 series lead — on the road, no less — versus the Washington Capitals. The Metro winners now head to Nationwide Arena needing to keep the cannon silent.

Winnipeg Jets vs. Minnesota Wild

Jets lead 2-1

How to watch

Puck Drop: 8:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM PDT
In Canada: Sportsnet, Sportsnet Now (English), TVA Sports 2 (French)
In the USA: CNBC, FS-N
Online: Rogers NHL Live/NHL.tv

The Wild made it a series with a win on Sunday. Should they continue the trend of the home team winning each game, they will reset the conference quarter-final as a best-of-three.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Los Angeles Kings

Golden Knights lead 3-0

How to watch

Puck Drop: 10:30 PM EDT / 7:30 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet Now (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the USA: NBCSN, Prime, ATTSN-RM
Online: Rogers NHL Live/NHL.tv

The games have all been close, but Vegas has come out on the winning side of all three one-goal decisions. They can advance to the second round if they post a similar result versus Los Angeles tonight.